55 King Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

The Grafton Barber  introduction to barbering is a VTCT Level 2 accredited course and recognised worldwide.
This is the equivalent to the Level 4 NFQ award. All full-time courses include SIX WEEKS WORK EXPERIENCE in one of our Grafton Barber shops which could lead to possible employment. It is a beginners’ course for participants of all ages who would like to enter the barbering industry.
Government grants of up to €1000 are available from your local employment office/solas for eligible candidates.
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Level 2 VTCT Course Provides the Following Units

1) Health and Safety in the workplace

The aim of this unit is to increase your understanding of health and safety and its importance in the salon in which you work. You will develop the ability to carry out a simple risk analysis, recognise a hazard and how to deal with the hazard responsibly.You will have the ability to set up and follow safe and hygienic working practices.You will also develop the ability to locate fire fighting equipment, first aid resources and have an awareness of fire, emergency and evacuation procedures.

2) Client Consultation

Throughout this unit you will develop the ability to provide an effective consultation and advisory service for your clients.
Being able to identify the capability of your client’s hair will allow you to make recommendations based on questioning, observation and test results. You will develop the ability to shampoo hair correctly and to provide correct customer care for clients.

You will learn how to deal with influencing factors like the clients previous history of their hair, contra indications, skin and scalp disorders, their lifestyle, and commitment to the service and cost involved, which will all impact on the service you suggest.

3) Cut Facial Hair

Throughout this unit you will learn how to create a variety of different looks for men using a variety of different techniques such as clippers over comb, scissors over comb, freehand and contouring.

Using these cutting techniques you will be able to demonstrate that you can produce a variety of beard and moustache looks to suit your clients.
You will demonstrate working on curly and straight hair taking into consideration all influencing factors.

4) Cut Men’s Hair

Throughout this unit you will learn how to create a variety of different looks for men using a scissors, thinning scissors, detailer, clippers and attachments, club cutting, texturizing, tapering, blending, scissors over comb, clippers over comb, freehand styling and finishing, different products for recommendation to clients and advice on aftercare.

Using these cutting techniques you will demonstrate that you can produce a variety of graduated and uniform layered haircuts, with or without fringes and partings.

You will also demonstrate that you can work on both curly and straight hair. Part of this service is to provide your client with great aftercare service.

The Grafton Barber School of Excellence VTCT level 3 is equivalent to level 5 NFQ in the national framework

This course is for candidates in the barbering and hairdressing industry who want to build on their already existing knowledge. You will learn the following:

  • Learn a variety of cuts and styles, which will bring you to full qualification.
  • Master the art of blending, texturising, tapering, working with cut throat blade, finishing and styling.
  • Learn the art of Hot Towel Shaves, and how to complete with confidence the service that your client requires.

Enrolling Now for upcoming Hot Towel Shave Workshops

Running on Sundays from 10am to 4 pm

Course contains:
• Health and safety when shaving
• How to handle and use your tools correctly
• How to prepare client
• Facial massage
• Facial hair growth patterns
• Influencing factors
• The use of hot and cold towels
• Delivering a smooth shave
• After care products

Upcoming Dates:

Running 4 days a week, Tuesday to Friday with a bonus SIX WEEKS FURTHER TRAINING which will give you experience working in the live environment which could lead to possible full-time employment. Twelve weeks training in total.

Cost: is €2500 – book early for €200 discount!

Professional Equipment, Registration Fees for VTCT, Learning Tools, and Exam Administration worth €300 provided and VTCT level 2 Certificate bringing all students to the level of junior barber.

You will also receive a free hot towel shave workshop and fade workshop, which will add to your skills.

Deposit of €400 required to hold your place, balance can be paid weekly.

Upcoming Full Time Course Dates

(Next FULL TIME COURSE – August 16th 2022)

  • August 16th 2022 

  • 27th September 2022

  • 8th November 2022


12 Week Course also available

Every Tuesday and Thursday. The next evening course starts Tuesday September 20th 2022!


  • 20th September 2022 
  • 8th November 2022

Price is €2000 including equipment worth €300 and VTCT level 2 certificate – €200 discount for booking 4 weeks in advance of any course commencement date!

Deposit required is €380 to hold your place. Balance can be paid weekly.

– Call Siobhan on 01-6729125 or 087-2215143 now for more information and  prices

(Deposits non refundable )

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